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PCMR Best lift there to lap for experts?

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And if it's not high speed, which high speed lift serves the best terrain?

Thanks!

Brett
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Collins
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Jupiter. Of course, Canyons terrain now included as well, so add in 9990.

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Collins

 

May have to stand in line for a few seasons until OW is completed. 

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Jupiter. Of course, Canyons terrain now included as well, so add in 9990.

What Maui Steve said and I'll add this: On powder days 9990 could be delayed for blasting (there were deaths years ago), so be prepared to find something else on the Canyons side until it opens (there is plenty) or ski Jupiter Bowl. 

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Park City photos from low snow period in Feb 2015:

Jupiter Bowl, from below:

from above

 

Ninety-Nine 90 Peak from below:

from above

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I agree with Maui Steve regarding Jupiter and 9990.  Hard to go wrong there.

And although it is often overlooked as a "pass through" lift, I would add Peak 5 (Canyons side) to the list.  It is short and not high-speed (fixed-grip), but accesses some nice steep single/double black tree lines (Mystic Pines and The Abyss).

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Thanks all. Which high speed lift on the original PCMR side is at least somewhat entertaining?
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Thanks all. Which high speed lift on the original PCMR side is at least somewhat entertaining?


The most entertaining lifts are not the high speeds. Better off not thinking that way.

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Thanks all. Which high speed lift on the original PCMR side is at least somewhat entertaining?


The most entertaining lifts are not the high speeds. Better off not thinking that way.


Well, maybe McConk's then the trees lookers left, or hike Pinyon towards Jupiter Peak, otherwise think fixed grip.

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Jupiter is just about the narrowest 2 person chair I've ever ridden.  I always get an elbow banged getting on that dinky chair.  Always try to ride with someone smaller than you....

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Jupiter is just about the narrowest 2 person chair I've ever ridden.  I always get an elbow banged getting on that dinky chair.  Always try to ride with someone smaller than you....

That lift had a little bit of a pucker factor this past Feb in boney, snow conditions.  Didn't help that the run below it was thin, hard boilerplate at the time.  If you somehow got jostled and fell off, you were going to hit and roll for a while:D

LL

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That lift had a little bit of a pucker factor this past Feb in boney, snow conditions.  Didn't help that the run below it was thin, hard boilerplate at the time.  If you somehow got jostled and fell off, you were going to hit and roll for a while:D

LL


Last time I rode this chair was a pretty deep powder day.  It seemed to take forever to get back to the far end of PCMR - several chairs to get to Jupiter.  Full -on powder frenzy when I finally got on the lift.  I saw a guy biff right under where the two boarders are in your photo, and he lost a ski in the powder.  I made 3 more trips over the guy before he located the little bugger.  I don't know if he was more pissed or embarrassed.

 

I don't know if it's been updated, but the Thaynes lift was always a blast on groomer days.  Bombing Double Jack run after run 'cause it was so smooth and empty.  I have a map of Park City from 2004-2005 that is so cool - it's like a little accordion.  It folds up so easy - I think they stopped making them shortly thereafter.

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I haven't skied PCMR in 19 years but yes Jupiter and I remember steep shots off Thaynes and plenty of bumps there too if that's your thing.

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Originally Posted by mpskier View Post

And if it's not high speed, which high speed lift serves the best terrain?


I'm not sure why people are refusing to answer the OP's question, and instead saying "My way of skiing is better than your way." Some of us actually enjoy faster lifts.

 

McConkey's is good for sure. Also, they are replacing the Motherlode Lift with a HSQ.

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McConkey's is good for sure. 

 

Yup, McConkey is good for sure, but it's only good for 6 maybe 8 turns. then it's a flat run out back to the lift.  :D

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Originally Posted by mpskier View Post

And if it's not high speed, which high speed lift serves the best terrain?


I'm not sure why people are refusing to answer the OP's question, and instead saying "My way of skiing is better than your way." Some of us actually enjoy faster lifts.

 

McConkey's is good for sure. Also, they are replacing the Motherlode Lift with a HSQ.


It's interesting, I read this post yesterday (because someone gave me feedback - positive? I guess so) and realized that I didn't specifically answer the question. However, if you'll read the thread title you'll see that the OP asked for EXPERT terrain recommendations. So, I'll answer the question more correctly this time: " The most entertaining lifts are not the high speeds. Better off not thinking that way." When I said Entertaining Lifts I meant the terrain served by lifts, not the lifts themselves, which is how I judge a lift.

 

I'm not sure why people presume they know the thoughts of someone they've never met. I'm not one to say "My way of skiing is better than your way." Some of us actually enjoy skiing our way and letting others flail away somewhere else.

 

BTW, what did you do to contribute to the OPs understanding of HSLs servicing expert terrain at PCMR? C'mon man!

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Thread Starter 
What about the motherlode lift?


Thanks!
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I put a few more pics of park city in this thread: http://www.epicski.com/t/144965/park-city-warning/30 They are from late Jan 2016. Excellent conditions there at that time. Basically, good expert skiing off a bunch of the higher elevation lifts at PC; e. g., PC side: Jupiter, McConkeys, Pioneer, and from mid sta on new QS gondi on pine cone ridge; Canyons side: 9990, Dreamcatcher, Super Condor, Tombstone, Peak 5. No excuse for an expert not to have fun at PC in "everything open" conditions. There are some interesting glades between the runs off Motherload and Thaynes. Glades all over the place, 7300 acres!
post #20 of 22
If you had to pick just one to lap, maybe Jupiter (fixed grip), or if conditions good Super Condor (HSQ) for that ridge full of runs skier's right side from top.
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Thanks! I checked out the pics--thanks for posting those.
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Not to be overlooked is the Orange Bubble Express, which is centered on the original Park West Lookout Peak.    Lots and lots of interesting steeps and 1500 vertical of efficient high-speed lift.  There's just tons of great terrain off of it.

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